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Zach Brandon (@mvp_mindset) serves as the Mental Skills Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks where he oversees mental performance services for players and staff across all levels of the organization. His focus is on helping players and coaches achieve peak performance consistently, while also increasing their enjoyment and satisfaction in sport and life.


Prior to his current role in professional baseball, Zach served as a Mental Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy (FL) from 2016-2018. While working at IMG Academy, Zach served as a primary mental conditioning coach within the following sports: Baseball, basketball, tennis, and track & field. He also provided individual consulting services to external trainees which included Olympic track & field athletes and Major League Baseball players.

Zach received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Linfield College (OR). While attending CSUF, Zach served as a mental performance coach with a variety of athletes and teams across both youth and collegiate levels. Additionally, he was a starting pitcher for four years on the Linfield College baseball team including their national championship squad in 2013.

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